"It's not as though Blacks are not interested in the other issues, but it does mean that there are more immediate concerns in terms of their ability to achieve more viable lifestyles, including employment and education," says Dr. Ron Walters, professor of political science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
was unimpressed with all of the candidates proposed plans.
"They really are not talking about universal health care in most cases," says Walters
"They're talking about some variety of it."
cautioned not to overlook other candidates, like Dennis Kucinich, whose voting record has often mirrored that of the Congressional Black Caucus.
"Overall, he has [a] kind of position toward the Black community," says Walters
Though the Black community has been documented to be the strongest against the war, Walters
says Blacks need to speak up in order to ensure the other concerns are addressed.